smartness


smartness
noun
1. liveliness and eagerness
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he accepted with alacrity

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the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him

Syn: ↑alacrity, ↑briskness
Derivationally related forms: ↑smart, ↑brisk (for: ↑briskness), ↑alacritous (for: ↑alacrity)
Hypernyms: ↑liveliness, ↑life, ↑spirit, ↑sprightliness
2. intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
Syn: ↑brightness, ↑cleverness
Derivationally related forms: ↑smart, ↑clever (for: ↑cleverness), ↑bright (for: ↑brightness)
Hypernyms: ↑intelligence
3. elegance by virtue of being fashionable
Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑swanky (for: ↑swank), ↑stylish (for: ↑stylishness), ↑smart, ↑modish (for: ↑modishness), ↑chic (for: ↑chicness), ↑chic (for: ↑chic)
Hypernyms: ↑elegance
Hyponyms: ↑jauntiness, ↑nattiness, ↑dapperness, ↑rakishness
4. a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
Syn: ↑smart, ↑smarting
Derivationally related forms: ↑smart, ↑smart (for: ↑smarting), ↑smart (for: ↑smart)
Hypernyms: ↑pain, ↑hurting

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